History – Establishment

Istanbul Ticaret University was established in 2001 by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Education and Social Services Foundation with 6 faculties (Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Law, Communication, Engineering, Architecture and Design), English Preparatory Department and 5 institutes (Foreign Trade, Social Science, Science, Finance Institute, Communication Science and Internet Institute) and Research and Application centres. Our university, which started with 73 students, continues its education life with 9 thousand students and nearly 300 academicians.

Our campuses located in Sütlüce and Küçükyalı are one of the leading districts of Istanbul and cultural capitals of the world providing education with scientific and technological developments, as well as cultural and artistic activities and opportunities to conduct research on a global scale. The existence of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most well-established Chambers of Commerce in Turkey and in the world, plays a major role in ensuring that every student who chooses our university receives a universal education equipped with professional qualifications, integrating theory and practice without breaking away from the realities of life.

4 departments with 100 % English-medium education and 6 departments with 30 percent English-medium education started in the 2014-2015 Academic Year. In our university, the number of English –medium departments is constantly increasing.  Thus, an education model was put into practice in which our students will gain global experience. Erasmus, which came to life within the framework of cooperation agreements signed while on its way to becoming an international university, offers the opportunity for our students and academics to gain international experience. As a student-oriented city university where success is rewarded, it has been one of our main riches that our students can study without breaking away from social life and undertake social responsibility projects that will make them proud of the power they get from the university.


Our university, which has grown by receiving the institutional support of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce as well as academic knowledge, experience and knowledge. Our programs are designed to connect academia and the business community by offering its students not only a diploma with international validity, but also a high standard in educational environment.